Confessions of the Very First Zombie Slayer (That I Know Of)
by F.J.R. Titchenell
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Released: May 1st 2014
Genre: Fiction- Young Adult: post-apocalyptic, zombie, horror
How I got it:Received a copy from the publisher
The world is Cassie Fremont’s playground. Her face is on the cover of every newspaper, she has no homework, no curfew, and no credit limit, and she spends her days traveling the country with her friends, including a boy who would flirt with death just to turn her head. Life is just about perfect—except that those newspaper headlines are about her bludgeoning her crush to death with a paintball gun, she has to fight ravenous walking corpses every time she steps outside, and one of her friends is still missing, trapped somewhere in the distant, practically impassable wreckage of Manhattan. Still, Cassie’s an optimist. More prone to hysterical laughter than hysterical tears, she’d rather fight a corpse than be one, and she won’t leave a friend stranded when she can simply take her road trip to impossible new places to find her, even if getting there means admitting to that boy that she might just love him, too. Skillfully blending effective horror with unexpected humor, this diary-format novel is a fast-paced and heartwarming read.
Review: I really liked this book. I loved Cassie's attitude and the way she handled herself. All the characters had their own abilities and traits which made them either likeable or annoying. Although not to the point where they are unlikable.
The trip from one side of the country to the other was fraught with challenges and not only zombies. The plot was action packed enough to keep me entertained but not over done. I liked the slight romance aspect as well, a little silver lining in a bleak world. The ending had me biting my nails, yet was wonderfully fulfilling.
Overall a really great book.